The Best Football Players Ever Football Players (American)
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The Best Football Players Ever

List Criteria: Only pro football players. Please vote for the players based on his career accomplishments

One of the hot topics of debate not only among NFL fans but pundits as well is who is the best football player of all time. It's a very difficult question to answer and one that can't be answered very easily. Do you rank a quarterback above an offensive lineman and likewise for a defensive end versus a wide receiver. Many of the players on this list have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, so this is a list of the best of the best players

All time greats like Jim Brown, Jerry Rice, Joe Montana and Lawrence Taylor are deservedly on this list. These players dominated the league when they played, often causing chaos on the field and often terrorized opponents and breaking the hearts of those fans. Football fans can agree that regardless of position, the players on this list should be considered among the best football players ever. These players' stats and overall influence on the way the game was played factor into why they're considered the best.Vote for the football player you consider to be the greatest of all time. It's not an easy choice and you pretty much can't go wrong with any of these superstar players. There's a reason why they're considered the best football players ever and this your chance to choose who is the best of the best.
List is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
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  1. 1
    Up 607
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    the people's #1
    Jerry Rice

    1962 More
    100
  2. 2
    Up 547
    Down 152
    1968 More
    99
  3. 3
    Up 507
    Down 185
    1954 More
    99
  4. 4
    Up 538
    Down 217

    most listed
    Joe Montana

    1956 More
    99
  5. 5
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    Down 162
    1959 More
    88
  6. 6
    Up 342
    Down 184
    1936 More
    87
  7. 7
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    Down 272
    1976 More
    86
  8. 8
    Up 284
    Down 178
    1960 More
    82
  9. 9
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    Down 133
    1961 More
    81
  10. 10
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    Down 131
    1969 More
    81
  11. 11
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    Down 159
    1961 More
    81
  12. 12
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    Down 153
    1933 More
    81
  13. 13
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    Down 108
    1946 More
    81
  14. 14
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    Down 220
    1977 More
    80
  15. 15
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    Down 141
    1975 More
    80
  16. 16
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    Down 138
    1969 More
    78
  17. 17
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    1942 More
    78
  18. 18
    Up 185
    Down 96
    1959 More
    77
  19. 19
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    Down 102

    ranked low on reranks
    Deion Sanders

    1967 More
    76
  20. 20
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    Down 100
    1948 More
    75
  21. 21
    Up 144
    Down 82
    1938 More
    74
  22. 22
    Up 132
    Down 56
    1960 More
    74
  23. 23
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    Down 105

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Otto Graham

    1921 More
    73
  24. 24
    Up 182
    Down 114
    1976 More
    73
  25. 25
    Up 169
    Down 84
    1961 More
    73
  26. 26
    Up 128
    Down 83

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Bart Starr

    1934 More
    72
  27. 27
    Up 180
    Down 85

    ranked low on reranks
    Randy Moss

    1977 More
    71
  28. 28
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    Down 78
    1914 More
    71
  29. 29
    Up 217
    Down 81

    ranked low on reranks
    Adrian Peterson

    1985 More
    70
  30. 30
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    Down 67
    1973 More
    69
  31. 31
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    Down 76
    1952 More
    69
  32. 32
    Up 117
    Down 96

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Mike Singletary

    1958 More
    68
  33. 33
    Up 108
    Down 65
    1927 More
    68
  34. 34
    Up 137
    Down 73
    1955 More
    68
  35. 35
    Up 126
    Down 81
    1943 More
    68
  36. 36
    Up 119
    Down 63
    1965 More
    68
  37. 37
    Up 136
    Down 74
    1939 More
    68
  38. 38
    Up 130
    Down 83
    1966 More
    67
  39. 39
    Up 101
    Down 81
    1963 More
    66
  40. 40
    Up 90
    Down 75
    1913 More
    63
  41. 41
    Up 102
    Down 72
    1936 More
    62
  42. 42
    Up 85
    Down 61
    1942 More
    62
  43. 43
    Up 53
    Down 31
    1978 More
    61
  44. 44
    Up 84
    Down 60
    1945 More
    61
  45. 45
    Up 71
    Down 52
    1945 More
    61
  46. 46
    Up 63
    Down 69

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Raymond Berry

    1933 More
    61
  47. 47
    Up 94
    Down 48

    ranked low on reranks
    Jack Ham

    1948 More
    61
  48. 48
    Up 107
    Down 70
    1952 More
    61
  49. 49
    Up 59
    Down 58
    1951 More
    60
  50. 50
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    Down 78
    1925 More
    60
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